Our Teachers

We have extremely dedicated and supportive staff 
who work very hard to provide the best opportunities for all our children in a safe and happy school environment.

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Beatriz Melero

Head Teacher

I became the Headteacher of Trinity C.E. Primary School on the 1 st November 2019 and consider it an absolute honour to have been appointed. I have found Trinity to be a hugely exciting, dynamic school that is committed to achieving the highest quality learning experiences for all of its children within a culture of high aspiration and expectation. As the Headteacher I would like Trinity to inspire the children to become the very best that they can be; to extend the boundaries of their lives through looking beyond what is known and even beyond what they think may be possible and prepare them for their future roles in an ever changing world.

Educating children is a great responsibility and privilege and at Trinity C.E. Primary School we readily accept this.
I love running and gain great inspiration from athletes such as Usain Bolt and Mo Farrah. I also enjoy walking especially along the Malvern Hills where life just stands still. I find baking relaxing but alas I am not in the league or even close to Mary Berry although my family happily endure my creations.

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Caroline Newman

Deputy Head Teacher (Maternity Leave)

I joined Trinity in March 2020 initially as UKS2 Phase Leader and have absolutely loved every minute of my time here. The children are simply amazing and put a big smile on my face every single day. Prior to primary school , I was a secondary school teacher for many years. I predominantly taught GCSE and A Level Dance, Drama and Music so as you can imagine,  Performing Arts is a huge passion of mine! 

I’ve been Deputy Headteacher at Trinity since May 2021. My favourite part of the job is spending time with children from all of the key stages, especially each morning as they arrive at school excited for the day ahead. 

When I’m not at school you’ll more than likely find me walking my dog (Denzel) down by the river or exploring the woods. I love going to the gym and doing classes such as spinning and body pump.

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Holly Chaplin

Reception Phase Leader/ SENDCO/DDSL

I joined Trinity in September 2018 and have loved every minute of being a Reception teacher and the EYFS phase leader. It is such a joy to teach in the Early Years and to see the amazing progress children make during their first year at school. The Reception building is such a lively and rewarding place to work and it is fantastic to see all of the children happily learning and exploring in their play.

 In addition to working in the EYFS, I am the special educational needs and disabilities coordinator (SENDCO). It is such a pleasure to work with and support some of the children and families across the school to ensure all of our children receive the best possible support and learning experiences.

Trinity is such a fantastic place to work and it is a pleasure to be a part of the wonderful community of children and their families. 

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love yoga, long walks in the countryside with my dog, baking and eating out.

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Emma Bradbury

Year 2 Class Teacher and DSL

I am lucky enough to be the Year 2 teacher here at Trinity. Working with our 6 and 7 year olds is a wonderful job; our classroom is always lively (sometimes noisy!) but always full of engaged learners who are a pleasure to teach. Trinity is a wonderful place to work and it is a very special community to be part of.

Alongside my class teacher role, I also lead the language teaching in school for our KS2 children and I’m part of the Safeguarding Team.

When I’m not at work, I’m busy looking after my own family; I have 3 children and a puppy, so my weekends are just as busy as my weekdays! In my rare moments of spare time I am a keen photographer and I enjoy reading and gardening. I also enjoy running outside (but only when the weather is nice!) 

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Catherine Aiken

Year 6 Class Teacher

I have worked at Trinity school for over 5 years and I am now the current Year 6 Class Teacher. 

Teaching Reading and Writing are my particular areas of interest and I love to make my Year 6 pupils think about themselves and the world around them before they move onto secondary school. Helping them move to the next stage of their school life is a real privilege.

 

Trinity is a brilliant place to work - it’s a large, bustling and lively primary school that is full of life and right at the heart of the local community. What makes Trinity special though are the wonderful, bright and kind children and their families that choose our school, and the very dedicated and compassionate teaching and support staff.

As a local Henley resident and mum of 3 Trinity pupils over the years, you will often find me on the sidelines of a rugby, football or hockey pitch at my children’s various clubs. I’m also quite often in Tesco or a coffee shop - trying to play netball, reading for my book club and dog walking use up the rest of my spare time!

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Mrs Sarah Williams

Year 5 Class Teacher

Currently, I teach Year 5 in our log cabin.  I’m really interested in mindfulness and how important self esteem is in the classroom so that everyone feels valued.  I love including drama in my English and Topic lessons to reinforce key concepts.  We’ve recently brought in the ‘Write Stuff’ and my classroom is a grotto of sentence stacking and vocabulary vaults.  Come and see how Whizzy Wizard helps me work on a hypothesis for a spelling rule.   At the start of every day, come and see how we work on the ‘6 Ps’ in reading!  In the afternoon, you might find me outside doing Outdoor Learning or Forest School or doing PSHE in our Outside Classroom.

Every Saturday morning, you can see me in a quad, rowing down to Hambledon Lock!

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Charles Ellison

UKS2 Phase leader; Yr 5/6 class teacher; PE lead 

I joined Trinity in September 2021. During my long career,  I have taught children of all ages from KS2 to A Level. I love teaching Maths and History, in particular, although I am interested in deepening my knowledge and teaching lots of different subjects. I firmly believe that if a child can not learn the way we teach, then we must teach the way they learn.

way from the classroom, I enjoy walking my two mad border collies up on the Ridgeway and along the banks of the Thames. I like all sports, especially cricket and golf, and I am a Spurs supporter. COYS! I like reading, travel, cinema, theatre, photography, chess, gardening and finding the best tea and cake in National Trust houses...coffee and walnut cake is my favourite.

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Francesca Galton

Reception Class Teacher

I am currently a Reception Class Teacher at Trinity and am having an absolute blast. I joined the school in September 2019 and have loved the ethos, staff and pupils from the get-go. It is wonderful to be with the children as they take the first step into primary school, and very enjoyable to laugh and learn alongside such lovely children. 

When I’m not stunt-doubling for Keira Knightley I spend the majority of my time either walking my two dogs in Shiplake or drawing, painting and reading at home. Occasionally I might leave my cave to eat-out with friends or watch a film! :)

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Nick Clarke

Year 5 Maths Teacher and Maths Lead

I joined Trinity in January 2018. I mainly teach Key Stage 2, but I have a secret soft spot for teaching Year 1 and 2 maths. One of the special things is teaching again some of the children I taught before, as well as now teaching some of their siblings. It’s fantastic seeing their development and progress through the school. I lead in maths, which I am passionate about. I had never planned to teach in my local school, but I am so pleased I now do. It always makes me smile when I’m in Tesco on a Saturday morning and hear ‘Mr Clarke!’ shouted from the far end of the store by a group of AFC Henley boys.

Outside school my passion is Arsenal (season ticket holder), but my love is cricket. I love most things Spanish and I try to get over there as much as possible. I am in the process of visiting as many La Liga grounds as I can (although somewhat curtailed by the pandemic). My two sons are former Trinity pupils and at 19 and 23 are still friends with many of the people they first met there.

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Joseph Robins

Lower Key Stage Two Phase Leader and Year 3/4 Teacher

In September 2021, I left the concrete jungle of Birmingham to become the LKS2 Phase Leader at Trinity. Most of my teaching experience has come in Year 3 but I have spent spells of my career across all phases and year groups. I try to uphold values such as respect, curiosity and positivity in my classrooms and aim for children to feel happy at school. I believe that we can only achieve our best when we feel content.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with friends and going to church. I am a massive football fan and hold a season ticket holder at Birmingham City. I love cooking (and eating) and a Sunday roast is a must. I’m not particularly fussy about which meat or veg is on the plate, the two most important parts of a roast are thick gravy and… mash potato. You can’t have a roast without mashed potatoes!